Freshwater Mussels (Hyriidae) of Australasia

  • Keith F. Walker
  • Maria Byrne
  • Christopher W. Hickey
  • David S. Roper
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 145)


In Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand, freshwater mussels are represented by the families Hyriidae and Unionidae. The Hyriidae includes 27 species in 8 genera, in the subfamilies Cucumerunioninae, Hyridellinae, Lortiellinae and Velesunioninae (a fifth subfamily, the Hyriinae, is endemic to South America). Two other species (one genus) from New Guinea are placed tentatively in the Unionidae.


Zebra Mussel Freshwater Mussel Paralytic Shellfish Poison Freshwater Bivalve Freshwater Pearl Mussel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith F. Walker
    • 1
  • Maria Byrne
    • 2
  • Christopher W. Hickey
    • 3
  • David S. Roper
    • 4
  1. 1.Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, Department of Environmental BiologyAdelaide UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy and HistologyUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchHamiltonNew Zealand
  4. 4.Mighty River Power LimitedHamiltonNew Zealand

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